Lithic typological analysis of new surface finds from the Megyaszó–Szelestető site, Hungary

Kristóf István Szegedi*

* National Institute of Archaeology, Hungarian National Museum, Budapest; Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of Miskolc, Miskolc 1088, Budapest, Múzeum krt. 14-16.

Cite as Szegedi, K.I. (2022). Lithic typological analysis of new surface finds from the Megyaszó–Szelestető site, Hungary. Litikum – Journal of the Lithic Research Roundtable, 10, pp. 23–30.

Abstract. This paper aims to provide new archaeological data for the Upper Palaeolithic in Eastern Central Europe (ECE) based on the typological analysis of surface finds from the Megyaszó–Szelestető site (MSZT). The discussed site is located in the Szerencs Hills, in the southern part of the Western Carpathians. The lithic assemblage of MSZT was considered previously a Pavlovian industry with Aurignacian features. The result of the comparative lithic typological investigation presented in this article contradicts the earlier view and suggests that the lithics can be associated with multiple occupations of the site by hunter-gatherers. Presumably, the site must be heavily eroded, the archaeological assemblage is mixed and some part of it could be dated to the Early, Middle and Late Upper Palaeolithic periods as well.

Keywords: Upper Palaeolithic, Late Gravettian, Late Epigravettian, Western Carpathians, lithic typology

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